Criminals in SF lost a good friend and police are happy

Recalled San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin (Photo: sfgate.com)

As readers of mine know I’ve mentioned once or twice that our daughter Kyla is a member of the Glencastle Irish Dancers headquartered in Franklin where we reside.

The founder and owner of Glencastle, Bridget Jaskulski lost her mother and our family attended funeral services that were held Wednesday.

Entering the church you immediately noticed three officers of the San Francisco Police Department decked out in full dress uniforms, standing side by side. Curious, I asked Bridget about the significance of their appearance. Turns out Bridget’s brother is on the SF police force and made the arrangements.

As we left the church we thanked the officers for coming and for their service. And I brought up another subject.

“I see your city made the news today.”

Thinking they couldn’t and wouldn’t discuss the situation I continued carefully.

“I know you can’t talk…”

Whereupon one officer broke into a huge grin and raised a clenched fist.

Another said, “I was so happy I jumped into Lake Michigan!”

No attempt by any of the three to hide their happiness.

Police officers know the drill. They do all the hard work expected of them. They hit the streets and apprehend the bad guys, only to have soft district attorneys and judges send them back into society to repeat their vicious crimes.

On Tuesday San Francisco voters recalled District Attorney Chesa Boudin. Voters were simply asked to answer yes or no to the question, “Shall Chesa Boudin be recalled (removed) from the Office of District Attorney?”

With more than 61.3 percent of the voters selecting “yes,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed must now appoint an interim district attorney until Nov. 8, when a permanent replacement will be elected. The no votes totaled 40,921 (38.7 percent).

Boudin, a former public defender backed by leftwing billionaire George Soros, came under fire for failed progressive criminal-justice reform policies that have led to a sharp increase in drug overdose deaths, homelessness, and thefts, including smash-and-grab robberies, car burglaries, shoplifting, and other property crimes.

Columnist Douglas Andrews writes:

The homeless encampments, the drug-addled denizens, the poop patrols, the sweet-n-sour stench of urine in Union Square — all of these seemed somehow acceptable to the city’s residents. But yesterday, the people of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district sent a resounding message about law and order to the soft-on-crime leftists who’ve helped wreck that once magnificent city. 

The NY Times reports:

Voters in San Francisco on Tuesday put an end to one of the country’s most pioneering experiments in criminal justice reform, ousting a district attorney who eliminated cash bail, vowed to hold police accountable and worked to reduce the number of people sent to prison.

The Washington Post reports:

“More people died in San Francisco last year from fentanyl overdoses than covid-19, yet District Attorney Chesa Boudin did not convict a single person in 2021 for dealing the lethal opioid.”

No wonder police officers in the city by the bay are celebrating.



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